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Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA)

The purpose of S.O.C.A. is to promote diversity and knowledge of various Caribbean cultures. S.O.C.A. brings awareness to the college community of current issues, events, culture, heritage, and lifestyles of the Caribbean people. Our goal is to make the college community more aware of Caribbean culture through workshops, discussion panels, arts and crafts, movie nights, parties, volunteer work and more. We seek to challenge the misconceptions of each distinct country of the Caribbean and learn interesting facts. S.O.C.A works closely with other clubs in promoting various events on campus. Although, the name stands for Students of Caribbean Ancestry, the organization is open to all races and nationalities.


Day: Alternating Thursdays
Time: Noon
Location: Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, Conference Room #5

All are welcome!

Executive Officers

President: Areini Arzu
Vice President: Bayonia Marshall
Secretary: Sarah Guy
Public Relations: Marci Dillion


Sarah Guy or Areini Arzu

Past Events

Gaels On The Runway Fashion Show
Yardie Party
Dolla Whine
Taste of the Tropics
Dominoes for Dominoes
The Hunger Banquet
Reggae vs. Reggaeton


The Council of Multicultural Leaders, which included S.O.C.A was awarded in 2013 by the Student Government Association for Commitment to Diversity
S.O.C.A. was awarded in 2012 by the Student Government Association for Commitment to Diversity
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